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The Encyclopedia of Origami: The Complete, Fully Illustrated Guide to the Folded Paper Arts (Spanish) Paperback – 1 Aug 2004

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Product details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Search Press Ltd (Aug. 2004)
  • Language: Spanish
  • ISBN-10: 1844480259
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844480258
  • Product Dimensions: 22.2 x 1.3 x 22 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 119,775 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Nick Robinson has been folding paper since the early 1980's. He has been a member of the British Origami Society's council for over 10 years and currently edits their magazine and website. He has appeared frequently on television in England and Germany, and has fulfilled numerous commissions for magazine, television and internet advertising campaigns. Over 100 of his original origami creations have been published in 13 countries around the world, and many have formed part of prestigious international exhibitions. In 1994 he won three of the five categories for the International Alice in Wonderland Origami competition.


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I saw this book a few days ago and then read the reviews which completely put me off. However, yesterday I was in a bookshop and flicked through it and it's not as bad as I thought it was going to be after reading the amazon reviews.

This series of books 'encylopedia of...' is a pretty good series and I have a couple of them already - 'Encyclopedia of papercrafts' is particularly good, but what needs to be understood is that it is an encyclopedia, which for me has always meant 'reference book' rather than practical 'how-to' guide. It contains an introduction to origami, some information about paper types, folding and then the basic folding techniques. There is also a handy glossary at the back and a gallery of 28 pages of 'Origami from around the world' to show what is possible by using the same basic folds and a little imagination. This is the reference aspect of the book and is designed to inspire you.

Having said that, this book does contain 32 step by step projects at what they call 'beginner', 'intermediate' and 'challenging' levels. Remember that depending on who you talk to or what you read, there are either only two basic folds or six basic folds! Everything you will do will be based on those folds regardless of what level you are working at or what you are trying to create.

At beginner level - the boxes are very useful as gift boxes, at intermediate level - the skeletal cube is interesting, the bear is cute, and the peacock is impressive, and at the challenging level, I really do like the double cube, and the flower.

So yeah, a bit of reference, an inspiration gallery and some practical how-to projects makes this a pretty good all-round book to have in your collection.
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I tried origami as a child and soon became frustrated because I could not follow the instructions. Coming back to it as an adult, I am thoroughly enjoying it and am introducing it to children during activity sessions in our local museum. This book gives all the basic information you need, and is well-presented. It also includes a number of interesting models, plus background information on origami and famous folders (people who invent new models). Some are amazing! This is not for children to use on their own, although older children would find it useful if given help, and once they have mastered the basic folds. It is a very good resource and I am having a lot of fun with it.
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A really good collection with clear pictures and explanations. Has easy, intermediate and hard sections which lets the user progress through. Good stuff, although some of them were a bit silly and could have done with more useful products,
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I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone. Most of the objects on the cover don't have any patterns inside the book. What I didn't understand when I bought it was that it's a book for beginners, with very simple and ugly designs and with just pictures of the more advanced ones.
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I had higher hopes for this book, mostly based on the cover images. Yes, there are some lovely models to make in here, but only half of those shown are actually diagrammed on the pages. The others are examples of what the experts can do and exist within the book only as captioned photographs.
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I am quite frustrated with it because even though it does offer the possibility of making quite a lot of origamis, the illustrations are not so clear, so maybe not good for people who are starting.
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Excellent book. Full of easy to follow instructions, at least in the beginning! Haven't worked my way through it all yet. Might take some time!
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I was hoping for more "serviette" type foldings. But all instructions are clear and well explained. Lovely colour pictures too
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